Month: March 2018

As Mezcal Booms In The U.S., Supply Issues Could Create A Pricing Squeeze

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SHANKEN: While mezcal is surging in the U.S. market, agave pricing and supply issues in Mexico are poised to make a deep impact on the burgeoning category. Mezcal can be made in several Mexican states, but the vast majority comes from Oaxaca and is made using the Espadín agave variety. Pricing of Espadín agave was … Continue reading “As Mezcal Booms In The U.S., Supply Issues Could Create A Pricing Squeeze”

Brown-Forman Sales Up 7% Through First Three Quarters, Fueled By High-End Whiskies

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SHANKEN: Brown-Forman continues to benefit from strong growth in the whiskey and Tequila categories, with its net sales rising 7% to $2.5 billion on an organic basis during the nine months through January, representing the first three quarters of its fiscal year. Operating income surged 11% to $894 million during the period. In the company’s … Continue reading “Brown-Forman Sales Up 7% Through First Three Quarters, Fueled By High-End Whiskies”